Friday, 1 March 2013

New Music: Little Boots- Motorway + Other Recent Releases and Music News

British dance artist Little Boots, aka Victoria Hesketh, released her first new music in almost four years earlier this week and what a great track it is. "Motorway" is the name of the song and Hesketh actually played it a couple years ago in a session but is only getting around to releasing it now.

Little Boots worked with a trio of nu disco heavy hitters for her new album, Nocturnes, including DFA Records' Tim Goldsworthy, Simian Mobile Disco's James Ford, and Andy Butler of Hercules and Love Affair. The LP will be out May 6th via On Repeat.

Watch the video below and/or head over to Little Boots website to get a free download of the song.

Little Boots- Motorway

Wrapping up the week in a good way with a lot a really great new tunes and videos plus a little bit of music news.......

Last we heard from English trip hop star Tricky was when he was stranded on an Ontario highway during a freak blizzard back in 2010. Apparently he has recovered from having to stay overnight at a rural farm and being forced to take part in sing-alongs with other stranded motorists because the singer has announced a new album, False Idols, slated is for release May 28th via !k7. Download the first single, "Nothing's Changed"

Here is the new track from Austin psych rock band Black Angels. "Evil Things" is taken from the album Phosphene Dream, set for release April 2nd via Blue Horizon.

Our favourite French psychedelic dream pop band Melody's Echo Chamber have put out a video for their track "Crystallized" from their self titled LP. Watch:

Melody's Echo Chamber- Crystallized

El Perro Del Mar also released a video for her song " I Was A Boy" from her Pale Fire album. Watch:

El Perro Del Mar- I Was A Boy

Watch Ra Ra Riot's new video for "Dance With Me" from their excellent Beta Love record.

Ra Ra Riot- Dance With Me

Toronto shoegaze outfit Beliefs have released another great track from their forthcoming self titled new album . Watch the music video for "Lilly" below:

Beliefs- Lilly

Back in January we helped introduce crazy good new Portland synth pop band Wampire to the world. The group have just dropped a second great track from their upcoming new album Curiosity. Listen to "Spirit Forest" below:

Small Black have progressed from their chillwave roots with their new song. Listen to "Free At Dawn" which is taken from Limits of Desire which will be out May 14th via Jagjaguwar.

In case you were stranded on a desert island and didn't hear, David Bowie is streaming his entire new album two weeks early in the iTunes store. If you can't wait until March 12th check out The Next Day  here.

News came this week that the seminal shoegaze album Psychocandy from The Jesus & Mary Chain will be reissued in limited release on Record Store Day. The LP will come out on April 20th and will feature paint splatter vinyl. The release is limited to a 1000 records and there is no word if they will be available in North America.

The Jesus & Mary Chain- Some Candy Talking

Congratulations to Japandroids, who's song "The House That Heaven Built" beat out Nickelback and Guns 'n Roses for the coveted entrance music to the Vancouver Canucks NHL hockey team home games. The people of British Columbia have good music taste.

Japandroids- The House That Heaven Built

Last but not least is another "awesome of the week"....In London this week, The Rolling Stones Ronnie Wood joined former Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr for a rendition of "How Soon Is Now". Marr was being celebrated as a "God Like Genius" by NME at their annual awards show. Watch below:

Meanwhile Morrissey continues his boring feud with late night talk show Jimmy Kimmel. I'll spare you the details.

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